Monday, October 24, 2011

Youse have to start finishing up this project already.

Still plugging away on Delphine- it's a little difficult to plow through the last few inches before the armholes when you have three sets of directions to follow at the same time.  It's also difficult to pay attention when you're sitting here knitting along to Real Housewives of NJ...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

On the needles

Since I'm not the prolific knitter I once was, I'm trying to choose my projects more carefully, and only make the stuff I desperately want.  Nothing is worse than wasting a few hours on a meh project, only to rip it and wish you'd spent that time making something amazing.

Anyway, I bought French Girl Knits a while ago, and every time I open it I start drooling over all the lace and textures.  For whatever reason, I kept putting off making anything, maybe because the garments look intimidating, even though the patterns are so clearly and easily written. 

Here is the first 12" or so of Delphine:

Sorry the photo is a little dark- I'm still trying to figure out my camera;)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The ice breaker

So I haven't blogged in about a year, and it's just too difficult and too cliched to come up with an all encompassing post to catch up.   Instead, I'm just going to say, I missed writing and, fingers crossed, I'll be posting again shortly.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

oh crap, the year's almost over.

Let me quickly sum up 2010:  my son turned two (sniff, he's such a big man now), we went to the beach every weekend during the summer, we had another baby.  Life is good.

Here's to blogging more often...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

i promise i haven't died

I'm just studying for the bar exam, which it turns out, is just one step away from dying. I will be back to guilt- free crafting in a few weeks. See you then!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

it's new year's already??

I swear, i'm so messed up by having a week off that I didn't realize it was New Year's Eve today until it was mentioned on the radio. I really like New Year's, even though we never do anything, just for the whole formality of ending a year, and the anticipation of what's to come.

One of the topics going around Twitter tonight is "what were you doing ten years ago?" I have no idea what I was doing back then except that I was thinking the whole Y2k thing was a bunch of crap- that's how memorable my life was back in the day. Fast forward ten years- I have a husband and baby that I adore, and a life where the most mundane events are enjoyed and documented in ridiculous detail. I'm pretty sure in another ten years, I'm going to look back on tonight (well, technically I guess I could look it up in the SATC archives, but that's not the point) and remember fondly that we stayed home, watched Bruce on tv together, and our last meal of 2009 was Bobby Flay's Burger Palace. The perfect end to the year...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I don't have a "genius ideas" tag for nothing

So I decided to spruce up the baby's new room with a fresh coat of paint. Aside from being a bright-like-the-sun shade of yellow, the room was in beautiful condition. Now since I'm kind of on the sensitive side when it comes to breathing in chemicals/ perfumes/ etc., I like working with no-VOC paints (be quiet, art school classmates!) now, and natural cleaners.

My attempt to create a nice, healthy room totally backfired! After painting the room (which looked amazing, if I do say so myself), I wanted to make sure the floor was really clean because we were using old dropcloths covered in who knows what. Instead of just mopping the floor with my regular Murphy's Oil Soap and having to wait for it to dry, I decided to spray some of that Clorox Green Works stuff on the floor and wipe it up with paper towels. I've used that cleaner a million times (not on wood floor) without incident, and truly thought it would be faster and cleaner than [what turns into] dirty mop water. CLEANING FAIL.

I have no idea what happened, but the cleaner left this noxious smell in the room that airing out overnight with the windows wide open and fans everywhere could not kill! I had to re-mop the floor like 5 times with plain water to neutralize the odor. The weird thing was it didn't smell bad, exactly, it just messed up your throat post nasal drip style.

So next time you're tempted to clean your wood floor with some kind of new fangled cleaner, be warned! It's that whole ounce of prevention thing.

**PS- in case anyone thinks we made the baby sleep in this stinky room for 3 days, we didn't. He was safe :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

knitting time is not on my side

The painting is finally finished!!! Too bad there is still so much to do- no spare time for anything remotely crafty :(

Unless... maybe painting counts as crafty? Hmmm....

Monday, November 16, 2009

There needs to be a place...

where all the stuff you need for your particular home renovation project, and only yours, is housed in one store. Oh, and they would ,of course, be the best deal, best quality, in stock, and ready for delivery the next day. Let's get cracking on that.

Sunday, November 15, 2009